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  • Coronavirus pandemic | 2 hard-hit cities and the diverging fates in vaccine rollout Feb 26, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 2 hard-hit cities and the diverging fates in vaccine rollout

    Meanwhile, in Massachusetts, public health experts, civil rights groups and immigrant activists have been complaining for months that the state isn't doing nearly enough to make sure its Black and Latino residents are inoculated.

  • Budget 2021 is about govt role as facilitator, private sector as key driver of growth: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Feb 21, 2021 05:58 PM IST

    Budget 2021 is about govt role as facilitator, private sector as key driver of growth: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    Sitharaman underlined that the nation's growing and aspiring needs and demands across the various sectors cannot be served just by the state government and central governments put together.

  • New Storm Threatens to Keep Texans Cold for Days Feb 18, 2021 11:04 PM IST

    New Storm Threatens to Keep Texans Cold for Days

    Days of glacial weather have left at least 38 people dead nationwide, made many roads impassable, disrupted vaccine distribution and blanketed nearly three-quarters of the continental United States in snow.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | Vaccine delays leave grocery workers in US feeling expendable Feb 16, 2021 04:48 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | Vaccine delays leave grocery workers in US feeling expendable

    Texas is among several states that have decided to leave grocery and other essential workers out of the second phase of its vaccination effort, instead prioritising adults over 65 and people with chronic medical conditions.

  • In Bengaluru, free COVID-19 treatment maybe denied to those refusing vaccine Feb 15, 2021 05:43 PM IST

    In Bengaluru, free COVID-19 treatment maybe denied to those refusing vaccine

    As of last week, only 35 percent healthcare workers and 13 percent frontline workers have got vaccinated against COVID-19 in Bengaluru urban district.

  • Pakistan lab expects Sputnik V doses for commercial sale in a week Feb 14, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    Pakistan lab expects Sputnik V doses for commercial sale in a week

    Pakistan's decision to allow private sales of vaccine without a price cap in a lower-income country of 220 million people faces criticism.

  • Over 25,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses go waste in Tamil Nadu due to low turnout Feb 11, 2021 09:37 PM IST

    Over 25,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses go waste in Tamil Nadu due to low turnout

    Senior epidemiologists, virologists, and infectious diseases experts have recommended that the unused vaccines be administered to the vulnerable population who are willing to get vaccinated.

  • India setting an example in post-COVID global diplomacy: S Jaishankar Feb 11, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    India setting an example in post-COVID global diplomacy: S Jaishankar

    In the opinion piece published in American weekly magazine 'Newsweek;, Jaishankar elucidated how India is also leading the way in its response to other global challenges such as combating climate change, countering terrorism and embarking on the digital transformation.

  • The coronavirus crossroads: The vaccinated, the stymied and the waiting Feb 08, 2021 09:06 PM IST

    The coronavirus crossroads: The vaccinated, the stymied and the waiting

    A small portion — about 11% — have received one or two shots of the vaccine, leaving the nation in a medical and cultural interregnum. Some of those with only one shot are in a precarious limbo, in states snarled over second-dose distribution.

  • COVID-19 update | Over 1 lakh people vaccinated so far in Delhi, frontline workers also get jabs on Saturday Feb 06, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Over 1 lakh people vaccinated so far in Delhi, frontline workers also get jabs on Saturday

    Under the nationwide mega vaccination drive launched on January 16, a total of 4,319 (53 per cent) health workers against a target of 8,117, were administered the shots at 81 centres across the city on day one.

  • From factory to faraway village: Behind India's mammoth coronavirus vaccination drive Jan 26, 2021 03:59 PM IST

    From factory to faraway village: Behind India's mammoth coronavirus vaccination drive

    India has billed its coronavirus vaccine rollout as the world's biggest, but it must overcome logistics, hostile terrain, high temperatures and vaccine hesitancy to protect some 270 million people deemed vulnerable.

  • COVID-19 vaccine: Avoid consumption of alcohol after taking the shot, advises doctor Jan 25, 2021 04:16 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine: Avoid consumption of alcohol after taking the shot, advises doctor

    Dr. Madhu Gupta says that drinking alcohol or smoking will interfere with the mechanism in which the antibodies are expected to be produced in the body after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • 56-year-old woman dies after vaccination in Gurugram; not linked to COVID-19 vaccine, says Health Ministry Jan 23, 2021 09:40 PM IST

    56-year-old woman dies after vaccination in Gurugram; not linked to COVID-19 vaccine, says Health Ministry

    So far, 11 COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries have required hospitalisation post-vaccination; the hospitalisation percentage against vaccination is currently 0.0007 percent in India.

  • Coronavirus Vaccine India | Easy to immunise children with intranasal COVID-19 vaccines, says AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria Jan 20, 2021 08:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine India | Easy to immunise children with intranasal COVID-19 vaccines, says AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria

    AIIMS Director Dr Guleria explained: “COVID-19 vaccines for children may come later...Bharat Biotech is trying to get approved a nasal vaccine. Such vaccine will be very easy to be given to children as it is a spray and not a jab and hence compliance is more.”

  • Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine appears effective against UK COVID-19 strain: Study Jan 20, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine appears effective against UK COVID-19 strain: Study

    The research team led by BioNTech Chief Executive Officer Ugur Sahin has said the result of the study proves it is very unlikely that the UK variant viruses will be able to dodge the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Bharat Biotech not allowed to conduct simultaneous Phase I, II trials for its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine Jan 19, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    Bharat Biotech not allowed to conduct simultaneous Phase I, II trials for its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine

    The SEC has reportedly refused to consider Bharat Biotech’s request and said it wants the Indian vaccine maker to first conduct the phase I trials and submit the immunogenicity data before moving on to the next stage.

  • BJP labels Trinamool Congress ‘vaccine thief’ as two ruling party MLAs get jabs Jan 18, 2021 11:03 PM IST

    BJP labels Trinamool Congress ‘vaccine thief’ as two ruling party MLAs get jabs

    BJP leaders attacked TMC after Burdwan MLAs Rabindranath Chatterjee and Subhash Mondal were seen getting COVID-19 vaccine shots meant for healthcaren and frontline workers.

  • On Day 2 of India's COVID-19 vaccination drive, only 17,000 get their first jab: Here's why Jan 17, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    On Day 2 of India's COVID-19 vaccination drive, only 17,000 get their first jab: Here's why

    The Health Ministry has informed that a total of 447 cases of adverse event following immunisation have been reported in India over the past two days, out of which only three required hospitalisation.

  • A Manipur nurse who was vaccinated hopes the worst is over Jan 17, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    A Manipur nurse who was vaccinated hopes the worst is over

    A nurse in Manipur’s Ukhrul, Shimray Wungreichon couldn’t hug her three children for months, battled depression and anxiety as she worked in the local hospital. She hopes the vaccine is a turning point in the battle against a formidable foe.

  • COVID-19 vaccine drive | 51 cases of minor adverse events reported in Delhi Jan 16, 2021 09:21 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine drive | 51 cases of minor adverse events reported in Delhi

    Another person who received COVID-19 vaccine shot in Delhi on January 16 developed severe adverse event following immunization and had to be referred to the AEFI centre.

  • Odisha becomes first state to pause COVID-19 vaccination drive; here’s why Jan 16, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Odisha becomes first state to pause COVID-19 vaccination drive; here’s why

    Sanitation worker Biranchi Naik was the first person to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus in Odisha.

  • India's COVID-19 vaccination drive | 1.91 lakh inoculated on Day 1; no beneficiary hospitalised so far: Health Ministry Jan 16, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    India's COVID-19 vaccination drive | 1.91 lakh inoculated on Day 1; no beneficiary hospitalised so far: Health Ministry

    A total of 16,755 persons were involved in organising the coronavirus vaccination drive across 3,352 session sites.

  • COVID-19 inoculation drive | These people should not get vaccinated, as per govt guidelines Jan 16, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 inoculation drive | These people should not get vaccinated, as per govt guidelines

    India started inoculating health workers and frontline workers against COVID-19. The world’s largest vaccination campaign kick-started on January 16. The central government has prepared a list of those who will not be given the vaccine during this programme, keeping in mind certain contraindications. Take a look…

  • 23 senior citizens die soon after taking Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Norway Jan 16, 2021 04:08 PM IST

    23 senior citizens die soon after taking Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Norway

    Both Pfizer and BioNTech are coordinating with the Norwegian drugs regulator to ascertain the cause behind the deaths of the 23 elderly persons and the former has said that the incident is not alarming and “in line with expectations."

  • COVID-19 Vaccination in Mumbai: From where to how; all you need to know Jan 15, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccination in Mumbai: From where to how; all you need to know

    Mumbai has received over 1.39 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has said.

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